Armature Studio revealed this week that their upcoming game, Where The Heart Is, will be coming to the PS4 as an exclusive this Winter. The game has been put together by a group of industry vets who came together under the studio's banner to create a different kind of gaming experience where the choices you make affect you for a lifetime. Those leaders include director Todd Keller, Beth Foster (senior artist for Metroid Prime), and Scott Eaton (art manager for God of War). You can read more about the game below along with screenshots and the latest trailer.
On the kind of fateful stormy night that changes a man's destiny, an enormous sinkhole opens in the middle of Whit Anderson's farm. As thunder rumbles and rain lashes the Andersons, Casey—their curious Golden Retriever—ventures too close to the gaping maw and tumbles in. Desperate to save Casey, Whit descends into the darkness, but emerges in a realm beyond his imagining. In this strange world, constantly shifting like the stops and starts of a dream, Whit bears witness to the story of his life and gains the power to change it. Experience a lifetime in hazy, ethereal spaces made manifest by Whit's memories. As they come into focus, explore his childhood, learn about his family, and uncover his greatest joys and regrets. Connect with others who've shared in Whit's life, from his eccentric, misunderstood brother Sege and high school sweetheart Rene to the children they raise.At pivotal moments in Whit's dreamlike reflection, at the points in time and space where lives change forever, make new choices or stick with the decisions which helped form his family. Answer, for Whit, what life would have been like. If he'd stood with his brother. If he'd stayed behind. If he'd taken the leap. If he'd said "Yes." Behold surreal environments and structures that defy reality. Soak up an ambient soundscape befitting a dream. Discover what gets left behind, and what's worth returning to, across a selection of intimate vignettes. Make hundreds of choices on the journey back home, where dozens of possible endings await.